Program Details - Louisiana State Univ./Shreveport

(318) 675-6404
Dept. of Neurosurgery
Shreveport ,LA 71103-4228
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Christina Marie Notarianni, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Christina Dominique, BA
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (318) 675-6016

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 2002
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 7
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 3100
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: $2000 / 7 years
Dedicated Research Time:
During PGY Year:PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: Junior resident - average every 3-4 Senior resident - every 4 Chief - every 4
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Yes, monthly Skull Base Lab, quarterly surgical approaches lab
Publication Requirement: All years: 1 manuscript per year
Primary Training Hospital: Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport (OLH Shreveport)
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. Willis-Knighton Medical Center
Faculty names and specialties:
Number of Training Programs in Institution:

Program Philosophy: The Neurosurgical Residency Training Program at LSU Health Shreveport provides an academic environment that fosters excellence in both clinical neurosurgery and research. Our program offers residents a wealth of clinical exposure with more than 3,000 surgical procedures performed annually. Our institution is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and residents gain exposure to trauma, spinal instrumentation, skull base, peripheral nerve, vascular, oncology, pediatric, stereotactic, endoscopic, aneurysm, AVMs, and pain specialties. Residents have the opportunity to participate in research through our neurosurgery research division and collaboration with other departments.
Outline of Rotations:
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Neurointerventional, Spine
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Advanced Pediatric Spinal Deformity Fellowship - Columbia University Fellowship in Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery - Thomas Jefferson University Solo Private Practice Private Practice Private Practice Private Practice Spine Surgery Fellowship - Stanford Private Practice Spine Fellowship - UCSF Endovascular Fellowship - Mayo Clinic

Research Opportunities: Hai Sun Laboratory, biomechanical lab, clinical skills/anatomy lab, skull base lab
Research support personnel:
Research Funding/Grants:

Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Wednesday conferences 4-6pm: Case Conference, Service M&M, Stroke M&M, Epilepsy Conference, Journal Club, Board Review, Tumor Board, Skull Base Lab, Chief Led Review, Grand Rounds - Visiting Professor

Number of Interview Sessions: 3
Length of Interview (Days): Friday night dinner, Saturday morning interviews individually with faculty and chief residents
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 15 per session